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The Line it is Drawn #81 – Comic Book Characters/Star Wars Characters

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Now on to the bit!

So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our blog sketch artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post them here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the choices picked from the previous week. Here is an archive of all the previous editions of The Line It Is Drawn!

To qualify, you have to be following us when you reply – so go follow us and then give your answer to the following question/challenge (All suggestions due by 6:00 AM Pacific, Friday, March 9th).

The topic is…

In honor of the annual March MODOK Madness (co-organized by our own Brendan Tobin), tweet us either a comic book character or a real life celebrity and tell us to “MODOK ‘em!”

Read on for the sketches that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge!

In honor of Ralph McQuarrie, the concept artist for Star Wars who passed away a few days ago, this will be a Star Wars week. Team-up or mash-up Star Wars characters with comic book characters!

Enjoy!

I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners!

AgentChuckAloo suggested:

Deadpool and Boba Fett, mercenaries for hire.

Marco D’Alfonso drew this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Machine Man with R2-D2

Sean McFarland is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Devil Dinosaur vs. Rancor

Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website. This is the first of two pieces from Nick this week!

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Deadpool at the cantina, hitting on the bartender from the Holiday Special who looks suspiciously like Bea Arthur

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Luke encounters Man-Thing on Dagobah

Daniel Cox drew this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Jedi Batman & Padawan Robin vs Darth Joker & Twi’lek Harley

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Han/Mr Fantastic Luke/Human Torch Leia/Invisible Woman Chewie/Thing plus HERBIE/R2-D2 and Doom/Vader

Nick Perks is the artist for this one, as well. Here is his website.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Poison Ivy vs. Mara Jade

Steve Howard is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Jar-Jar Binks as The Punisher

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here.

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dranj70 suggested:

Slave Leia and Red Sonja

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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Ecovore suggested:

Tony Stark puts the moves on Leia, but she mistakes him for a Stormtrooper

Our Eagle Award-nominated Axel Medellin drew this one (click here to vote for him!). His website is here.

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pzukauskas suggested:

Princess Leia and Starfire comparing metal bikinis

Yukinori Xum drew this one.

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Great work, everyone! Okay, folks, go tweet us your suggestions!

42 Comments

Dr. Polaris, you asshole.

That last one definitely made me laugh but there’s something downright transcendent and iconic about Daniel Cox’. It’s one of those images that feels like it should have always existed somewhere on the internet or off in some far flung dream or something. I could see people still coming across it in 30 years.

this was a fun week, everyone has done a top notch job!

FF cover was the funniest but I am fond of Jar Jar Punisher too :)

Jar-Jar Punisher is awesome!

Regarding the Bea Arthur comment…it is Bea Arthur. She played Maude on the TV show “Maude” in the 70′s. Duh!

*Star Waaars, nothing but Staaar Waaars…”

*Ahem*

Comments:

Deadpool and Boba Fett, mercenaries for hire: Hmm, I don’t see these two getting along, Pool is too Crazy. Great poster design tho.

Machine Man with R2-D2: I hate the Nextwave version of Machine Man, but I liked it for the joke.

Devil Dinosaur vs. Rancor: Ohh! Now THIS I like! Great art! (And no wonder, it’s Perks) Devil Dinosaur hasn’t looked this good like, ever!

Deadpool at the cantina, hitting on the bartender from the Holiday Special who looks suspiciously like Bea Arthur: I don’t care about ‘Pool, but this Is funny, and I love Walko’s style.

Luke encounters Man-Thing on Dagobah: VERY good piece, looks like something from a SW artbook.

Jedi Batman & Padawan Robin vs Darth Joker & Twi’lek Harley: Ok, this is probably the best of the week, from the idea (Twilek Harley!) to the art.

Han/Mr Fantastic Luke/Human Torch Leia/Invisible Woman Chewie/Thing plus HERBIE/R2-D2 and Doom/Vader: another great homage by Perks. LOL at the metal bikini Leia reference.

Poison Ivy vs. Mara Jade: I barely know anything about Mare Jade so no comment there. And why would Ivy be able to see Yoda’s ghost? Gorgeous art, however.

Jar-Jar Binks as The Punisher: Ugh, no. Just no. even the good art can’t save this, sorry.

Slave Leia and Red Sonja: Well made, but other than fanservice, it doesn’t do much for me.

Tony Stark puts the moves on Leia, but she mistakes him for a Stormtrooper: my favorite of the week, GREAT art and just fun-nee!! (But wouldn’t she break her foot on his armor? Its a bit harder than a stormtrooper’s…)

Princess Leia and Starfire comparing metal bikinis: Ok, by this point I’m tired of the Metal Bikini jokes. But extra points for using Doctor Polaris (instead of Magneto.)

Good ideas, fantastic art = Great week! Congratulations everyone!!

Next week: …Modok? Seriously? Oo

Gotta give Daniel Cox big props for the homage to McQuarrie’s style.

4 drawings of Leia, each one wearing metal bikinis… not that I’m complaining…

Shady Pines, Wade!

Regarding the comment about Bea Arthur, that was the joke.

Man, this was a great week! Good job to everyone and Thea – yours made me laugh out loud and wish I had drawn it. All of these were fantastic, though.

And thanks Sijo! The suggestion I chose was so awesome, it would have been hard to screw it up.

Wow great job everyone!!!

And if they should BAR WARS please let these STAR WARS… stay….

I lost it at Jar-Jar Punisher. That face killed me!

A+ Highlights:

- Deadpool as Leia with Carbonite Han
- Darth “Maude”
- That F4 cover (May the Fours be with you and the dialogue!)
- a Punisher putting the “Gun” in Gungan
- The Batman one

Missed Opportunities
- I don’t understand the need to team-up Ivy and Mara; maybe it was a “Jade” vs “Ivy” thing?
- Red Sonja just seems to be in an image with Leia.
- Unless Moon-Boy is the stand-in, the Rancor thing is missing his trainer/keeper.
- Man-Thing thing is very classy art, but I’d have considered using the training cave where you face your fear as a location.

Sevy and Walko both top my list this week. Outstanding pieces.

This was good especially Mara Jade. But I actually heard in my mind James Earl Jones saying,”With a turn of this dial…” Good stuff guys

You guys might like this! http://crawlcreator.net/itunes

Another great week. Miss Chaz and Mic? though.

So does anyone notice how every picture that Leia features her in the slave bikini? It is no wonder that Carrie Fisher turned to drugs and went bat-shit crazy. I would too if fan boys couldn’t stop openly pleasuring themselves over this. For god sakes she was only in that costume for like 20 minutes of “Return”. Not one image of here in another outfit? Really?

Could be worse. Thank god Bill didn’t put Bea Arthur in the bikini.

randypan the goatboy

March 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

manthing on dagobah was awesome

How about this, during “MODOK” week someone should draw a slave Leia MODOK. I bet that will get the old juices following. Am I right guys?

Jeez.

@ Travis:

Carrie Fisher was already turning to drugs way before she was put in the bikini.

Probably didn’t help her sobriety any tho’. :-)

I thought that the Boba Fett/Deadpool fist bump would be the best thing I’d see today- they’re a natural team, one never speaks, the other never shuts up- but then I saw Axel Medellin’s Tony Stark groinkick. Bravo!

Aww Man-thing looks so betrayed.

Great job this week everyone! Stellar work all around!

The Daniel Cox piece is amazing! Looks straight out of the McQuarrie sketchbook. And the Fantastic Four piece is great!

I don’t have Twitter . . . is there any way I could suggest stuff without it? For instance, I would’ve wanted Star Wars characters as the various Lanterns that Geoff Johns has put out. Minimum, I figure that Darth Vader would be with the Sinestro Corps . . . but is yellow really his color? Or maybe instead of the armor, he’d be all burned up and gruesome, with his power ring keeping him alive. Also: Jabba as an Orange Lantern, and Luke as a Blue Lantern. Common sense, right?

Man, I’m not even much of a Star Wars fan, but this was a damn good week. An embarrassment of riches each week though. Nice job everyone.

[...] world where intellectual properties were allowed to co-mingle more freely.Brian Cronin from the Comics Should Be Good section over at Comic Book Resources put out a challenge in honor of the now departed Star Wars [...]

I’m sure it’s been said before, but big ups to Nick Perks for always going the extra mile. Almost every week he manages to do multiple images, and even animated images. That’s impressive, especially with such a detailed style. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I really appreciate all the hard work you do.

Also, Steve Howard: Nice subtle boner-joke.

It’s funny, I didn’t have time to suggest much of anything for this week, even though Rafael Desquitado’s Darth Vader, Herald of Galactus piece based on my suggestion the last time we did this theme is one of my favorite The Line It Is Drawn pieces ever. (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/11/24/the-line-it-is-drawn-16-comic-book-characters-and-star-wars-characters/) But when I was thinking about possibilities, I was thinking that if I came up with a good Leia suggestion (which I didn’t), I’d have to specify “(not slave Leia!)”

That said, great stuff this week all around. I especially like the Man-Thing and FF pieces.

well spotted TJCoolguy :)

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@TJ – Thanks!
If I do more than one picture it is because you guys have presented us with an embarrassment of riches in terms of suggestions. (Either that or my first attempt turned out a little weaker than I excpected.)
Keep ‘em coming!

And Mr Perks, Nick, buddy, I have yet to see a ‘weak’ piece in your whole gallery.

[...] the most recent The Line is Drawn! from Comics Should be Good is this amazing mash-up Star Wars / Batman mash-up by Philip Sevy! [...]

These are all awesome. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since my parents took me to see the the Original trilogy back in theaters in the late 90s. Since then, I can’t get enough of anything dealing with Star Wars. Now throw in comic book characters, and I am in geek heaven. I need more Star Wars/ Comic book mashups and I need them yesterday!.

Leia wore other outfits, you know.

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